Welcome to the Ungerfeld Family page at Surname Finder, a service of Genealogy Today. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Ungerfeld surname. As additional sources for vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Ungerfeld ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Ungerfeld Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Ungerfeld family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Ungerfeld brick wall? Read "Passenger Arrival Lists Can Help Find Information About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ungerfeld Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Ungerfeld ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What is the first census year to identify the informant in every Ungerfeld household?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ungerfeld
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Ungerfeld records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ungerfeld family history resource today.
Origins of the Ungerfeld Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Ungerfeld ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Ungerfeld DNA Projects
Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Ungerfeld family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Ungerfeld research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Ungerfeld Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Ungerfeld ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Using Social History To Fill In The Gaps In Family Histories" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Ungerfeld family history.
Networking with Ungerfeld Researchers
If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Ungerfeld queries.
You may also want to consider posting a query to the Community Message Boards at Genealogy Today to get assistance from other researchers on your most elusive Ungerfeld ancestors.
Ungerfeld Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Ungerfeld Research
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Upcoming Ungerfeld Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Ungerfeld family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Ungerfeld reunion.